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Shamash Candle Making

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Meritage

1505 Weaver Street

Scarsdale, NY 10583

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Add a special meaning to the holiday this year by hand-making your own shamash candles. Jayme Cooper will show us the art and ritual to making candles.

Before lighting the Chanukah candles, a preliminary candle is lit. The Shamash (servant) candle is used to light all the others on the Chanukah menorah.

Chanukah candles carry the requirement that they not be used for any mundane purpose whatsoever. They are to serve no function other than to recall the miracles of Chanukah. As such, there was concern that in a dark room one might come to use the Chanukah candles for making reading easier or even for such mundane tasks as counting money or lighting a cigarette. An additional candle was therefore added so that in the event that light is needed for a mundane purpose, one could make use of the shamash and not violate the sanctity of the Chanukah candles.

Join us for an afternoon at Meritage with friends and family, tea and cookies included. $65 includes materials for one set of candles, instruction, and refreshments.

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